By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
On Saturday, February 23, 2019, at O2 Arena in Greenwich, United Kingdom, 2016 Olympic Heavyweight Silver Medalist Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce, age 33, will face 40-year-old former World Boxing Council World Heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne on the undercard of an eight-bout card promoted by Richard Poxon’s Power Sports, televised by United Kingdom ITV Box Office.
Joyce, trained by GGG trainer Abel Sanchez, 7-0 with seven knockouts, Putney, London, United Kingdom, is favored by late round stoppage in a scheduled 10 over Haitian Stiverne, 25-3-1 with 21 knockouts, Las Vegas, Nevada. However, it could be a fight to the power shot death different story, depending on which version of Stiverne shows up.
Also on the card, 27-2 former WBA and IBO World Super Middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. of Brighton Sussex is favored to regain the vacant IBO World Super Middleweight championship by 12 round split decision over southpaw former IBF World champion 25-2-1 James DeGale of St. Albans Hertfordshire. A 10 round crossroads bout between 19-2 Omar Douglas of Wilmington, Delaware, and 26-2 former IBF World
Featherweight Champion Lee Selby of Barry, Wales, is predicted to end in a 10 round majority draw or majority decision which could go either way. If Selby cuts, the bout could swing in favor of Douglas. Selby’s championship experience and ring generalship are his key strengths. However, Douglas has experience winning in the 135 weight class.